Musings about capacity building, program evaluation, and data visualization.
Recently I completed a personal hiking milestone. So in true nerdy evaluation fashion, I wanted to honor my experience with a data visualization. This post shares three tips for creating engaging visuals: Incorporate icons, use color intentionally, and label directly.
As an evaluation consultant and strategist, I enjoy reading the questions and response options. I feel like an investigative journalist, exploring new ways of asking questions and scrutinizing response options. Each survey brings a new adventure. Some are exhilarating and some are concerning. Most make me wonder whether we are collectively relying on surveys as a tool of convenience rather than relevance. This blog shares guiding questions to ask when considering developing a survey.
Have you seen the new images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope? By viewing the same information through a different lens or perspective, we experience the world in a new way. We see a different level of detail, which presents new possibilities, questions, & learning. This is not just relevant to astronomy, it is a great lesson for evaluation too!
One year ago, I filed my LLC paperwork. Two weeks later, I gave notice at my full time job. Two weeks after that, I said goodbye to my old position. This post describes and celebrates the process of stepping into solopreneurship.
Read reflections from 2021 and learn what’s ahead for Elizabeth Grim Consulting, LLC in 2022 with evaluation and data coaching, training, and speaking.
Recently, a colleague asked me how to visualize projections in Excel. The pressure was on, and they needed to wow their boss with their skills. The hardest part of a projection graph is, well, the actual projections. If you already have that data, like this group did, then making an informative graph is simple with just a few tweaks to the Excel default.